Why Is a Sloth Called Lazy?

A sloth is a small South American mammal which moves about very slowly, when it moves at all.

sloths are lazy

It is considered a sluggish, or lazy, animal because of this, but scientists say that this sluggishness is caused by the sloth’s very low body temperature.

why is a sloth called lazy

Sloths spend most of their time in trees and seldom come down to the ground. They walk upside down, hanging from branches by their hook-like claws, and feed on leaves, buds, and young twigs.

Once their hunger is satisfied, they even fall asleep in that same upside-down position and sleep up to 18 hours a day.

Sloths have been known to hang suspended in trees even after they’re dead.

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